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* Because of disappointments with my last construction employer, I left the construction employer. How do I explain this to an interviewer without making it sound bad?

* I recently had a great interview session with several officers of the construction employer. I sent a thank you to each one and am hoping for a decision soon. It has been about a week. What should be my next move? I am afraid that my chances of an offer is getting slimmer by each passing day.

* How do I convince an construction employer to hire me when I've been on disability for the last 3 years due to Cancer? My surgeries are over and they tell me I'm cured. However, how do I convince a new construction employer of this and how do I write it up on my resume?

* What is the most effective method for handling a multi-person panel interview? Is it acceptable to jot the questions down to be sure you cover in detail?

* After a second interview ,the hiring supervisor stated "We are going to recommend you for hire". We spoke briefly about my duties and opportunities within the position. I called the HR recruiter two days later to find out when I was to start the new job and she informed me that another construction executive job seeker was selected for the position. What did I did wrong and can I do anything legally?

* I am going into a telephone pre-screen interview before this construction employer decides to fly me to their headquarters. I am ready to start demonstrating that I can do this job. I do not have enough information about the interviewer to determine their comfort level. Should I react 'normally' during this interview or should I try and divert conversation to how I would do the job?

* What do I say to an interviewer when I left my previous job on bad terms?

* How can I avoid providing a resume but gain access to the construction employer? My goal is to set up an "interview" and walk away with an offer after proving my potential without showing a resume which does not fully record my capabilities.

* How do I answer the boring, same old questions- What are your strengths and weaknesses?

* Why is "sales ability" one of the most sought after qualities in an executive?

* Just wondering what is the most accepted way to send out thank you notes for interviews. I know the norm used to be typewritten, strictly professional type of letters. I now understand that it can be handwritten or even emailed?

* Are executive interviews different from staff interviews?

* Is it best to be first or last in the interview lineup?

* What are the three toughest questions to be asked in an interview?

* How should I handle my boss when she finds out I am job hunting?

* How should I handle a Meal Interview?

* What should an executive do once receiving a job offer?

* How should I handle discussions on the War on Terrorism during an interview?

* Can good follow up make a difference in getting a job offer?

* Can hiding my age help me land a job?

* What is considered "proper attire" while interviewing?

* What type of interviews should I expect from an construction employer?

* What questions will I typically be asked on a job interview? I would like to prepare in advance.

* What are the main reasons resumes fail?

* What is a Flash Interview?

* Can you explain what the term "core competencies" mean?

* -------------------------Having-never-dealt-with-a-headhunter-before--I-was-wondering-if-this-is-standard-practice-and-what-exactly-does-it-mean.html" class="text_link_a" style="text-decoration:none; ">Recently I was contacted by a headhunter about a job I was perfect for. After hearing about the position, I was very interested and sent her a copy of my resume. I called the next day to confirm receipt and was told that he would be in touch.
After about a week of silence, I called again. I was connected to Bill, another headhunter in the office. He informed me that the position was filled and that he would be glad to call me if another position became available after 10 days. He then told me that the previous headhunter "owned " me and my resume for the following 10 days.
Having never dealt with a headhunter before, I was wondering if this is standard practice and what exactly does it mean?


* Is it true that you can be fired if your resume is inaccurate?

* Headhunters can be so callous. They don't call back. They get huffy if you call them. They don't find you a job. Why does anyone even bother with them?

* Headhunters can be so callous. They don't call back. They get huffy if you call them. They don't find you a job. Why does anyone even bother with them?

* What is most often missing from construction executive resumes?

* My previous two construction employers went out of business, leaving me unemployed. My current job is 100% secure, but I don't like it and am seeking employment elsewhere. Based on my previous experiences, is it appropriate to ask prospective construction employers how they're doing? If so, how should I phrase it, and should I be asking for a copy of their profit and loss statement? If direct questioning is out of the question, then how can I check them out on my own?

* How should executives incorporate consulting or part-time employment on their resumes?

* How should executives manage periods of unemployment on their resume?

* What is the most read section on an executive resume?

* What is the average time for a laid-off executive to find new work?

* Is it necessary to have a professional writer prepare my resume?

* I left my last two jobs, each with a tenure of under six months, due to differences with my boss and a co-worker. Both blame everyone else when they don't get their work done. To avoid coming across as a difficult construction executive or not a team player, what should I tell prospective construction employers at an interview as to why I left these positions?

* Why do job interviewers ask what you read, and what's the right answer?

* I realize that the job-applicant process has been automated by many, maybe most, construction employers of midsize and up. One of the things I'm not sure about is whether comments made by the original interviewers get passed on in the automated systems. That is, if you have a series of interviews at a construction employer, do subsequent interviewers get to see what the first interviewer said?

* Is it appropriate to wear the same black suit to a second interview with the same construction employer?

* Because of personal reasons, I was not at my best during a job interview and was turned down for a position that I wanted very badly. What are my chances of getting a second interview and what is the best way to ask?

* At a recent job interview, I was interviewed by a group of individuals who were involved in the hiring process and final decision. In the middle of my interview, one of the individuals got up and left the interview ? with no warning or explanation offered. This made me feel very awkward, and left me with a bad taste in my mouth toward the construction employer. Am I overreacting?

* Should I tell a potential construction employer about my criminal history from 7 years ago before they conduct a background check?

* I recently interviewed with a construction employer and as I was pulling out of the parking lot I saw a manager from another dept in my construction employer. I am not sure why she was there but when I see her in the office, there is a bit of tension and a very uncomfortable feeling.

* What is the correct way to answer the question? "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" This is one of the tough questions interviewers like to ask applicants. The best way is to avoid saying (for example) 'I want to be an account manager.' The title Account Management means different things depending on the construction employer. Instead, think about what types of skills you'd like to be using. Would you like to manage a team? Work independently? Use your organizational skills? Think of these types of things to include in your answer.

* What is a "behavioral interview"?

* As an employer, how do I handle the toughest interview question-compensation?

* Are there any etiquette tips when using email for job hunting?

* Do you have any tips that can assist executives who are laid off and seeking employment?

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